Paralympian seeks home town support

Cameron Rahles-Rahbula stands at the medal ceremony during this year’s Winter Paralympics in Vancouver.

CAMPERDOWN residents are being urged to get behind Cameron Rahles-Rahbula in his quest to become this year’s Performer of the Year With a Disability.
Rahles-Rahbula, who had a great year on the ski slopes having won two bronze medals at the Vancouver Paralympics, is one of six athletes in the running for The Age awards in the disability category.
Rahles-Rahbula’s proud mother Elizabeth told The Chronicle residents could show their support for Cameron by voting online.
“These are people’s choice awards and I’m hoping that all Western District residents will get behind one of their own and vote online for Cameron,” she said.
“He is extremely proud to have been nominated and this tops off what has been a great 2010 for him.
“Along with the Vancouver medals he also won two gold and one bronze medal in the three World Cup events leading up to Vancouver, was named the Victorian Institute of Sport Athlete of the Year and was also the Australian Paralympian of the Year.”
Other nominees for the award are wheelchair rugby player Ryley Batt, swimmer Matt Cowdrey, wheelchair basketballer Justin Eveson, wheelchair marathon athlete Kurt Fearnley and slalom skier Jessica Gallagher.
To vote simply go to
Voting closes at 5pm on November 24.

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